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honestly, how does true green stay in business?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by georgialawn88, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    first off, im not trying to bash anyone. im just asking a legit question. how does true green stay in business? it seems prob. 40% of the yards i go to either has a hard time trusting me due to true greens bad business or the reason im out there is because of true green. Their yards seems to be always ate up with weeds and sometimes dead patches here and there due to messing up. and sometimes its hard to land a job because well i used someone before and they did nothing. it was..... true green. again im not trying to bash. but in my area it seems like thats where all my business comes from. or again 40%. Is this the norm or is it just certain areas. and if it is the norm how in the world do they stay in business? if walmart gave a bad product they would slowly go under. even walmart. im thinking it has to be just in my area. i get so many times they say "they showed up i watched them out the window put my invoice on my door sign in the yard and just left" infact i got that twice today just off 3 estimates. just wanna get everyones thoughts. its almost like they give me a bad rep before i even show up. aggrivating but i hope its just my area. and again im not bashing the company just wondering if its everywhere. its hard to land a job because nobody trusts the "feert guy" thoughts...?
     
  2. parrlawncare

    parrlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    I get calls from their disgruntled customers all the time and a few of the other big name fert and squirt companies as well. It's the same reasons that you mentioned above, they pull up do 1/4 of the yard and leave. Make yourself and your business incomparable to the big names, sell your work and gain the customers trust. Good luck going into the season.
     
  3. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 147

    I'm in your area and last two weeks I picked up about 6 or 7 new ones and about half of those were TG or Scotts and even smaller local companies that have a few spray techs working for them. They are just pissed off with the results and they must be giving low ball prices because I measured out one yesterday and came up with a price and the lady looked at me like I was about to rob her. Her yard was pretty big but it also looked like crap with a huge amount of weeds. I guess TG and Scotts are lowering the standard for everyone.
     
  4. wildstarblazer

    wildstarblazer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 978

    I have a yard next to a Chemlawn yard and I hate to say it but theirs looks awesome and mine looks like hell, only cause my customer only wants mowing, but it's still embarrassing.
     
  5. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    auburnhort, what part of atl?
     
  6. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 147

    Just south of Atlanta. You?
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  7. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    mcdonough, covington
     
  8. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 147

    Me too. Henry county born and raised.
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  9. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 763

    I've been all around atl, not worth it! That's why I stick to the west side.
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  10. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 147

    Me too. I dont mind going 25-30 miles away, but there better be more than one or two yards to do. Id say 75% of mine are within walking distance to 15 mins from the house.
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